Published on March 28th, 2011 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor
Infinity Blade iPad Review
It seems that a lot of major studios are stretching their legs into the mobile realm, and Epic Games makes their splash with a graphical heavy fantasy RPG in Infinity Blade. If you are one that got your hands on an iPad 2 then you I’ll be happy to know that Infinity Blade has received updates to function beautifully on the new device.
In Infinity Blade you will assume the role of a knight who battles his way through a castle, fighting your way through enemies until you kill the God King. Along the way you will uncover secrets, treasure, weapons, armor and money which you can spend on upgrades and fixing broken pieces. This is a nice interpretation of the RPG genre and functions fantastic on a touch screen device.
You will start the game as a helpless soldier who must find all the available equipment and magical upgrades to make him into the ultimate warrior. You can learn frost, electric, healing, and poison spells to help you and the all seem to be well balanced. The experience system is something that I have not seen tried before, either. Each weapon that you gain throughout the game has it’s own experience meter. As you progress in the game not only do you earn experience for your character, but your weapon also gains experience. Once the experience meter is full you will have mastered that weapon earning you special bonuses, however the trade off is you will no longer be able to level up that particular weapon. With that kind of system it seems that the developer would prefer you to exchange weapons on and off frequently to level them up.
This is the major draw to a game of this nature. It seems that loot, item leveling, and special weapon properties is never ending. I have played through already once and seems that I have yet to scratch the surface of what the items have to offer. It requires you to balance your equipment and think about what you take into battles over and over again.
If you were expecting this game to be an open world adventure game you will be disappointed because there isn’t much in the way of exploration. This is more of a linear boss battle fighting game. The controls, and fighting are excellent, however it does leave much to be explored. From the graphic fidelity to fluid animations it makes us wonder if they could pull off an open world game.
The Final Truth:
The fact of the matter is: big time developers can do amazing things with mobile games. Epic Games did a fantastic job with utilizing the Unreal Engine 3 on the iPhone and iPad, and using the stuios strength to test newly found waters. At a excellent price it is hard not to purchase this game from the app store, as right now it is on sale at $5.99. If your a fan of big boss battle RPGs, and the fighting genre this is a must have. This is a perfect pick up for thirty minutes every day type of game, and with the expansion of free content offered frequently it is no wonder why we keep coming back to the game, even when we are finished with the story.
[xrr label=”Rating: 9/10″ rating=9/10]
+ Epic Boss Battles
+ Excellent Leveling System
+ Items are amazing
+ Tons of FREE Content
– No Exploration